Statistics South Africa Internship Programme 2020

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Statistics South Africa Internship Programme 2020. The full application details for the Stats SA  Internship Programme can be accessed below.

Statistics South Africa Internship Programme

Statistics South Africa is the national statistical service of South Africa, with the goal of producing timely, accurate, and official statistics in order to advance economic growth, development, and democracy.


To qualify for the internship program, you must –

  • Be an unemployed graduate aged between 20–35 years;
  • Have completed a Degree/National Diploma (NQF 6) or Honours/ Masters Degree in the under-mentioned disciplines/ fields of study from accredited institutions of Higher Learning; and
  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Must not have participated in an Internship in the Public Service

The following qualifications are required:


  • Economics / Econometrics / Statistics / Social
    Sciences / Mathematical Statistics / Demography

Head Office: (01/01/20HO)

Data Science

  • Computer Science / Statistics / Applied Mathematics

Head Office: (02/01/20HO)


  • Population Studies / Demography / Statistics / Development

Head Office: (03/01/20HO)


  • Geography / Geomatics / GIS / Environmental Studies

Head Office: (04/01/20HO)

System Development and Analysis / ICT

  • Information Technology / Computer Science / Financial
    Information Systems / Programming / Software Development / Networking

Head Office: (05/01/20HO)


  • Logistics Management / Transport Management / Transport

Head Office: (06/01/20HO)

Governance (Risk Management; Fraud and Compliance; Governance and Policy Unit)

  • Risk Management / Accounting/Internal Audit / Policing / Fraud and
    Investigation / Investigation / Forensic

Head Office

Communication, Marketing, Digital and Media Studies

  • Web Design / Printmaking and Typography / Media Writing /
    Digital photography and Digital Imaging Manipulation / Visual Digital
    Communication / Graphic Design / Journalism

Head Office: (08/01/20HO)

Actuarial Science

  • Actuarial Science / Computational and Applied Mathematics /
    Mathematical Statistics / Statistics / Mathematics

Head Office: (09/01/20HO)

Data Analysis

  • Computer Science / Statistics / Mathematics

Head Office: (10/01/20HO)

Social Science

  • Economics / Demography / Statistics / Sociology / Population
    Studies / Development Studies

Head Office: (11/01/20HO)

Prerequisites: ● A three-year tertiary qualification (NQF 6) in the above-mentioned fields. Applicants that still need to finish or qualify for a Degree or National Diploma should not apply.

How to Apply

 Applications must be submitted online on the following link:
 ● Applicants must attach a recent copy of the CV, certified copies of: Matric certificate, academic qualifications with
academic transcripts (academic record) and ID ● Candidates wishing to apply for an Internship outside their area of residence must be willing to find their own accommodation and transportation considering that they will be earning a stipend ● Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered ● Applicants will be expected to be available for assessments and selection interviews at a time, date and place as determined by the Department ● It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) ● All appointments for internship are subject to the verification and pre-screening process● Statistics South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment ● Manual applications will not be accepted ● Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.

Enquiries: Kindly contact Ms Zanele Khumalo on (012) 337
6371 or Ms Sphiwe Ringane on (012) 310 8089

Stats SA endeavours to promote the careers of previously
disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of appropriate legislation, e.g. Employment Equity Act, 1998.


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